Could wedding comedies, once and for all, be making a turnaround? For so long it felt like for every delightful Muriel’s Wedding or Four Weddings and a Funeral, a Bride Wars, 27 Dresses or The Wedding Date would fall and make us dread anything nuptial-related at the movies.
Now thanks to Bridesmaids, the tables have turned. Its title alone could have scared off many (too generic sounding, men won’t see it), but the fact that it was a great movie – not just a great wedding movie – turned it into a word-of-mouth hit.
So when Gilbert Films confirmed to EW that Lizzy Caplan (pictured) and Alison Brie (Community) would be starring together for an indie called Save the Date about two sisters with conflicting views on marriage, the fear of another generic wedding rom-com barely registered. Plus, you simply cannot go wrong with the combination of Brie (who has knocked it out of the park on the small screen in Community and Mad Men, but arguably had the best death/line/part in Scream 4) and Caplan (we still quote her Mean Girls character Janis Ian on a daily basis.)
Better yet, the movie will also feature Martin Starr (perhaps Party Down is catering the blessed event?), Geoffrey Arend and Mark Webber. If Hollywood keeps this up, we’ll RSVP to every wedding film that comes our way.
Are you in love with the cast of Save the Date, too, PopWatchers? Or are you still weary of any wedding comedies?
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